Kim Ha-seong, 3 at-bats, no hits... Losing San Diego to Minnesota

May 12, 2023

Ha-Sung Kim of the San Diego Padres. AP Yonhap News
Ha-Sung Kim of the San Diego Padres. AP Yonhap News

[Sports Seoul | Reporter Hwang Hye-jeong] Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego Padres) was silent with no hits.

Ha-seong Kim started as a 3rd baseman in the 2023 Major League Minnesota Twins game held at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on the 12th (Korean time), but only had no hits in 3 at-bats.

Kim Ha-seong, who returned after taking a day off from the game the previous day (11th), could not continue the flow of hits in the last two games. He went hitless and went silent, dropping his season batting average to 0.223.

Ha-seong Kim struck out from the first at-bat. In the second inning, he struck out with a miss in a situation where there was no runner. In his second at-bat, with 2 out and 2nd base in the 4th inning, he was caught with a floating ball by center fielder. In his third at-bat, the 7th inning, he came out as the lead batter and turned around with a looking strikeout.

Ha-seong Kim was replaced by Matt Carpenter in the beginning of the 9th inning when the team was trailing 3-5 and finished the game. San Diego lost 3-5. San Diego, which suffered two consecutive losses, is in third place in the National League West with a record of 19 wins and 19 losses.